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Bible Ref: Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21; Acts 1

Each of the following sketches (scenes) can be used to form the basis for a complete act of worship or used as individual scenes on separate occasions. Each scene will require a narrator to read the linking text as well as the characters in the scene itself.

List of scenes:
The Resurrection
The Women Come to the Tomb
Peter and John Come Running
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
The Disciples Refuse to Believe
The Chief Priests Concoct a Cover Story
The Emmaus Road
Back to Jerusalem
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
Thomas Doubts
Thomas and Jesus
Thomas States His Case
Jesus Appears to Seven Fisherman – Breakfast on the Beach
Jesus Reinstates Peter
The Ascension – Jesus Returns to Heaven
Peter's Call
The Day of Pentecost
Peter's Sermon

The Chief Priests Concoct a Cover Story (Short Sketch)
The two guards at the tomb had now recovered from the shock of the angels and the earthquake. They went straight to the chief priests and told them what had happened. The priests called an emergency meeting with the elders to hatch a cover story.

Annas: This is a big problem! We have to be very careful now. Joseph – what are you grinning about?

Caiaphas: Yes, I’m surprised you look so happy – it’s your tomb that’s been broken into.

Joseph: Oh… Just something I heard.

Caiaphas: Well I suggest you forget it and get your mind round this problem. Before we know it there’ll be all sort of rumours about resurrection.

Joseph: Is that a problem?

Annas: Yes!

Caiaphas: Of course it is. If the word gets out that Jesus is on the loose we’ll never live this down.

Joseph: Is he on the loose then?

Annas: No!

Joseph: In that case we have nothing to fear.



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